Sunday, November 26, 2017

Making Signs

You know I am kind of glad that its still November. I still have time to make things before the race begins. Even though, I am not stressed out yet about shopping. Ron has already done a big portion of it. I am happy to just set back and let him take over. I do like this age. It was like Thanksgiving. The girls cooked and I cooked and Nik's Mom cooked so it was about the easiest Thanksgiving ever. I expect Christmas to be about the same as this year it will be at William and Makenzie's. So what have I been doing? Making signs.

Here are a few.

The signs that look like gift tags will be on the front door. I will add some greenery and a bow. The other two will be on my Hoosier cabinet and my other hutch. I have a giant sign that I will show you after I finish it. Its really my favorite. I hope to get to it soon as I have been staring at it for days. Its like that line from that movie Searching for Bobbie Fisher, " Don't move until you see it." That is what I have to do sometimes.

Anyway I had to tell you about this stuff I found for perfect signs. Also being married to a computer programmer helps lots.

I bought this years ago I think, in fact I might not even have remembered that I had it if I had not ran out of printer paper when I was Ron was printing out words for my signs.

Its clear and I just tape the word down where I want it to be and use a dull pencil to trace the words onto the sign and then either use paint to paint the words or a handy-dandy Sharpie. I love Sharpies because I use them for so many things. Namely drawing out rugs and  I do love that. But this is about signs and not rugs today.

I went and took a picture of one of the signs on the Hoosier. Gosh, I love that piece of furniture.

I haven't decorated anything yet. I just thought you might like to see it in the house. It still smells like paint so it will have to go outside, it gives me a headache. Simple.

Maybe just a glimpse of the one I hope to work on soon.

There are so many things that I want to do and make and still find time to hook and sew. I miss working with wool. I think though its nice to work with wood again. Working with wood gives my brain a new kind of challenge.

I hope you have a lovely week, this last week in November.


But unless we are creators, we are not fully alive. (Madeleine L'Engle)


Kessie said...

I love all your signs! Remember when you'd make a zillion Christmas ornaments? That was so fun.

Velva said...

You signs are delightful!!! Enjoy the ease of this season this year!


Empty Nester said...

I was going to compliment you on your lettering and tell you how jealous I was of your abilities. LOL What a great idea! I wish they had them small enough for the coasters. :) LOVE the signs!

Empty Nester said...

BTW- those would sell like crazy on Etsy. :)

Julia said...

You are very talented to make those signs. They look amazing... Your printing is very neat.
I still have those cute little wooden Christmas trees you gave me a while back.

Take care and keep on being creative.
Hugs, Julia

Debbie said...

the signs are great kim!! i need a computer wiz for my house, i have 2 but they live elsewhere!!

you know what they say about kids, "by the time they're worth living with, they're living with someone else"!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Those are super COOL!!! Thanks for sharing how you did the lettering.
Hugs :)

Pom Pom said...

I love your signs, Kim! I am glad it's still November, too. It's so warm and it's hard to get in the winter wonderland mood!

GretchenJoanna said...

I have minimal experience working with wood, but it does seem so appealing! Happy almost-December to you, Kim!

Bonnie K said...

Those signs are perfect. I have a few projects I would like to do for presents. You have inspired me!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I like that film, I need to find some. Love your signs, too. Have a wonderful Christmas season...I hope you have time to finish your projects.

Alica said...

I love the signs! We often have empty wooden pallets here, and I've thought often about using some of that wood to make some decorative signs, but have I done it yet? Nope! I hope you enjoy this season with your family!!

Connie said...

That film is new to me . . . there are so many products out there for doing things . . . it is almost mind blowing. Love your signs . . .Great job!

Gumbo Lily said...

Great looking signs, Kim! You and hubby make a great, creative team!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

You are so creative, Kim! Can't wait to see your front door when you've put up the signs and greenery and bow.